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Katni (also known as Murwara (Katni) or Mudwara) is a town on the banks of the Katni River in
Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Katni District. It is located
in the Mahakoshal Region of Central India.
The city is 90 km (56 mi) away from the Divisional Headquarters of the region, Jabalpur. It is one of largest railway junctions in India and has the largest railyard and biggest diesel locomotive shed in India.
City has an abundance of Lime and Bauxite.
Katni has had the status of town since the beginning of the 20th century. Development work of the town started under British rule. On 28 May 1998 Katni was declared as a district.